Fall 2021 Guidance/COVID-19 Information

Physics Department

Physics has been called the “fundamental science.” It explores matter and energy and the rules that govern them that are vital to scientific understanding.

The curriculum at SUNY Cortland encompasses all of the major branches of physics, from classical physics and quantum mechanics, to the study of the tiniest subatomic particles and the exploration of entire galaxies.

As a physics major, you’ll gain a strong background in applied mathematics, learn advanced computer skills and work with
sophisticated science instrumentation. You’ll also be able to collaborate with faculty on advanced research projects.

By studying physics at SUNY Cortland, you are preparing yourself for successful careers in a wide range of scientific fields, business, industry, government, teaching and in many other areas.


News

Physics class using brand-new wind tunnel

April 30, 2021
Students are getting hands-on experience in a semester-capping group project.

Physics and graphic design students work together on COVID-19

May 17, 2020
Students looked at economic, medical and policy issues and created posters.

Exhibition ‘Measured Confluence’ extended to March 6

Feb. 28, 2020
Dowd Gallery’s international exhibition examines a cross-section of physics and art.

SUNY Cortland earns elite “gold” status for being “green”

June 6, 2019
SUNY Cortland has once again been recognized as one of the most sustainable campuses in the nation.

SUNY Cortland's Academic Odd Couples Address Real-World Problems

May 14, 2019
Student artwork is currently on display on the first floor of Bowers Hall.

Clubs/Societies

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